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12th May

Coverage was limited to some extent by poor weather but there appeared to be very little around. A breeding bird survey in the restricted power station area produced a minor surprise in the form of a Turtle Dove but the overall impression was of much reduced breeding numbers. A brief check of the sea in the afternoon revealed a feeding flock of 80 Common Terns and three Arctic Terns.

One Porpoise was feeding offshore.